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Default Air Force Logo Weather, course upgrades make golf year-round game
Seems golf season is over with ... or is it? Don't put up the clubs just because Jack Frost is out nipping at your nose. Oklahoma is blessed with ever changing weather pattern that allows for golfing in the winter, and if they can golf in Chicago in 25 degree weather, Tinker can too. Sure, more clothing layers are recommended, but aside from a
0 12/01
2011
Default Air Force Logo Regular flag football season ends; White goes undefeated
Reserve White closed out the regular season of Tinker AFB flag football as the sole undefeated team heading into the league playoffs.Reserve White raised its record to 7-0 Tuesday night by whipping the 552nd Maintenance Operations Squadron, 28-12.Nevertheless, the Cougars were a stalwart opponent. Although MOS quarterback Justin Gates was
0 12/01
2011
Default Air Force Logo Building frames for airframes
Whatever needs to be shipped at Tinker Air Force Base, chances are the "Box Shop" can make a container for transporting it.For example, one time the shop manufactured a wooden container for a B-52 vertical stabilizer. The shipping crate was "the size of a trailer house," Woodworker Supervisor Johnnie Gregory said.The Defense Logistics Agency
0 10/28
2011
Default Air Force Logo Small adjustments can heat up exercising in cold temperatures
With scorching summer temperatures finally giving way to cooler weather, a few sensible adjustments in clothing and exercise habits are recommended by fitness specialists at Tinker Air Force Base."The weather here in Oklahoma provides nearly year-round running conditions, and with just a little consistent cold-weather training your body will easily
0 10/28
2011
In honor of the lives lost on that September morning 10 years ago, members of Team Tinker stand vigil at the Wright Flyer Memorial Park. Four individuals at a time, representing the four separate attacks, stood watch around the flagpole for 24-hours. Approximately 220 Team Tinker personnel participated in the vigil. Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center leadership commencing the event were Maj. Gen. David Gillett, OC-ALC commander, center; Ross Marshall, OC-ALC executive director, right; and Maj. Gen. Bruce A. Litchfield, Air Force Materiel Command, special assistant, left. In back, from left, are Col. Michael B. Tannehill, 76th Aircraft Maintenance Group commander; Col. Bob LaBrutta, 72nd Air Base Wing commander; and Col. Cedric George, 76th Maintenance Wing commander. (Air Force photo by Brion Ockenfels) Former, current Team Tinker members recall 9/11 during AFA event
It was a day they say they will never forget.As the events of Sept. 11, 2001, played out across the country, those in leadership positions at Tinker Air Force Base had to shake off the shock they felt and deal with operational issues at home.Some of those former leaders were part of a panel at the Air Force Association's 9/11 Forum discussing
0 9/23
2011
Default Air Force Logo 76th SMXG: Software and hardware for safe landings
Editor's note: This is the last in a series on the mission of the 76th Software Maintenance Group.The 76th Software Maintenance Squadron is more than repairing bugs within a line of code. The Test Program Set and Operational Flight Program divisions occasionally combine their efforts of software code writing and hardware development into a complete
0 9/02
2011
Default Air Force Logo Passport to serve
Dena Hale, passport agent and citizenship agent, began her military career with the Navy as medical corpsman and combat medic. In 1999, she crossed over to the blue and served in the Air Force as a medic until she retired from active-duty service in 2007. She said the past five years of working in the passport office has been very different from
0 9/02
2011
Default Air Force Logo Watching for signs of suicide helps save lives
Recognizing early warning signs of suicide can help prevent a Wingman from taking their own life. However, one Tinker Airman relied on gut instinct alone to save her brother's life when the warning sign he gave was not as visible.While looking at Facebook on her phone, the Airman saw a post from her brother that read, "I want to go Home." After
0 8/29
2011
Default Air Force Logo Program plays vital role in 76th SMXG mission
Editor's note: This is the third article in a series on the mission of the 76th Software Maintenance Group.The 76th Software Maintenance Group not only writes code for aircraft to get off the ground. The Operational Flight Program offers many technological advantages that keep the Air Force on the modern edge of computer technology.A Test Program
0 8/29
2011
Cody Simpson, with the 72nd Force Support Squadron, moves a mountain of cardboard into a crusher earlier this year at the Tinker Recycling Center, Bldg. 1156 on the south side of base. Approximately 16 tons of cardboard a month are kept out of landfills by Tinker personnel and base residents who chose to recycle rather than discard. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Program aims to help Tinker ‘Reduce, reuse and recycle’
Concepts of sustainable and natural living have found a comfortable niche within American consumer culture. The mantra "reduce, reuse and recycle" serves as a reminder to pay attention to how you utilize and discard waste. The first step in the process is to reduce your waste, either by reducing the amount you consume or reducing the amount of
0 8/08
2011
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